Arkéa Pro Cycling Team visits Bianchi HQ
The Arkéa-Samsic and Arkéa Pro Cycling Teams visited the headquarters of Bianchi, our cycling partner from the 2023 season, in Treviglio, Italy, at the beginning of the week. On the programme: discussions with the Italian brand’s employees and engineers, discovery of the production site and the new factory… as well as a visit to the museum and the discovery of the bikes of the campionissimi who have written the legend of the brand, such as Fausto Coppi’s and Marco Pantani’s. Two enriching days that allowed us to work hand in hand in view of the 2023 season.
“For two days I was immersed in the heart of the Bianchi factory, which allowed me to discover the bikes we will be riding in 2023, where they are assembled, and thus better understand the history of the brand. When you’re on them in a race, you don’t necessarily realise what might be behind them: why the celestial green, the champions who have shone on them, the passionate men and women who assemble our Bianchi machines and the whole process right down to our pedal strokes.”
“A visit like this allows us to get to know the men and women who will collaborate with us, those who make this brand shine around the world. For our riders, it was also a moment that allowed them to immerse themselves in the Bianchi heritage, the champions who forged its history, who preceded them. They were able to get a closer look at the future machines of this great world brand that will be accompanying the Arkéa-Samsic team from 2023. For me, it brought back some very good memories: my first professional bike was a Bianchi.”
“On the mechanical side, during these two days, we were able to discover the whole assembly line, the specificities of the bike in its smallest details. This allows us to establish a good basis for working together. These are moments of exchange with, on our side, our feedback on bikes that we have had in our hands for a few weeks in order to be as precise as possible.”